Job of the Week: Video and Content Manager/Videotape Producer/Director I

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences for a Video and Content Manager (posting 817667). The College of Communication Arts and Sciences offers world-class training from faculty through innovation, dedication, individual strength and collaboration to students who continue to impress with notable accomplishments.

The Video and Content Manager is responsible for working with the Marketing and Communications team to identify and shape visual communications for the college, based on ongoing needs and overarching strategy. They will work with the MarCom team to strategize video opportunities for multiple platforms. They will also film and edit creative and engaging photos and videos. For a list of all responsibilities, click here

The ideal candidate should have a four-year degree in communication, broadcast media, new media design, digital media arts and technology or a related field. They should have one to three years of experience in photography, videography and web editing. They should also have strong knowledge of HTML, CSS and Adobe Photoshop with the ability to modify existing code as needed. 

To learn more about the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, visit comartsci.msu.edu. To apply for this position, submit a resume, cover letter, evidence of video creation skills with a link to an online portfolio of past work and apply here by October 11.

October Events Round-up

Are you looking for activities for you and your family in the upcoming month? There are events (in-person and virtual) on campus and in the Greater Lansing community. Many events require registration, so be sure to click the links to learn more. 

Events on Campus

October 1 Family Day: Innovate Through Play (free): Bring the family for hands-on, interactive fun at MSU Museum. This month, they are making playful sculpture blocks.

October 2 National Geographic Live: Bring the family together at the Wharton Center for a night filled with dinosaurs. 

October 4University Archives pop-up: Exploring scrapbooks (free): Explore MSU scrapbooks from the 1800s to the early 2000s. 

October 6HR Site Lab: Ask MSU HR questions about your benefit options for the 2023 plan year and receive help with enrollment.

October 14 MSU Homecoming Parade (free): Wear your green and white to celebrate MSU homecoming in the streets of downtown East Lansing. 

October 19MSU Benefits Fair: Learn more about your benefit options for the 2023 plan year and receive help with enrollment.

October 26 Chocolate-Making: Learn from 4H MSU Extension Specialist, Dixie Sandborn, the history of chocolate and sample chocolate refreshments.  

October 31HR Site Lab: Ask MSU HR questions about your benefit options for the 2023 plan year and receive help with enrollment.

Learning Opportunities

October 137th Annual Powwow of Love: Join the MSU North American Indigenous Student Organization in their first in-person powwow since 2020. Free for MSU students, $5 for public.

October 11Book Design Workshop using MS Word (free): Learn how to print a book with MSU Library staff. This course will cover file requirements for printing, book design basics and more.

October 11 Mitigating Bias in Hiring (free): Learn best practices for reducing potential bias in the screening and interview process.

October 26 Wellbeing Wednesdays: Busting the Myth of Work-Life Balance: Learn strategies and tactics to help manage your work and personal responsibilities. 

Health and Wellness

Starts October 4 Chair Yoga (free): Join this live class to learn strengthening and stretching practices you can do from your desk.  

October 19 Women’s Networking Association: All Things Women’s Health – Women’s Nutrition: Hear from Health4U nutritionist, Abbey Richey, about the varying factors of women’s nutrition.

Family-Friendly Activities

October 1 Sensory Friendly Hours: Visit the Impression5 Science Center for their sensory friendly hours.

October 10 –  MSU Bug House Monday Night Open House (free): View insects from all over the world at the MSU Bug House.

October 23Halloween Open House with ArachnoBROADia (free): The Bug House will be open for all for this afternoon of buggy Halloween fun.

Job of the Week: Secretary III

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration for a Secretary (posting 816197). The EVPA Office is committed to being the recognized leader for outstanding service delivery and continuous improvement. 

The Secretary is responsible for document preparation, data entry and initiating financial eDocs. They will serve as back-up to the Executive Assistant for EVPA, Office of the Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer as needed. They will also assist with new hire onboarding to include technology needs, office supplies, phones, etc. For a list of all responsibilities, click here.

The ideal candidate should have a high school education. They should have three to five years of experience in maintaining accounting ledgers, word processing, spreadsheet, database and desktop publishing software. They should also have knowledge of University policies, procedures and administrative systems.

To learn more about the EVPA Office, visit evpa.msu.edu. To apply for this position, prepare a resume and cover letter and apply here by October 4.

Job of the Week: Program/Office Assistant III

This week, MSU Human Resources is featuring a job posting from the College of Education for a Program Assistant (posting 812328). The College of Education has established a reputation for excellence and visionary thinking in its efforts to improve teaching and learning across our nation and world, particularly within the contexts of urban and global education.

The Program Assistant is responsible for interacting with applicants, current students, faculty, staff and administrators to provide information and guidance through a variety of communication channels. They will oversee the application and admissions process and maintain program data. They will also support administrative processes for multiple programs including Graduate Certificates and Masters. For a list of all responsibilities, click here

The ideal candidate should have a high school education and a knowledge of technical and medical terminology. They should also have three to five years of experience in word processing, spreadsheet, database and/or desktop publishing software. 

To learn more about the College of Education, visit education.msu.edu. To apply for this position, prepare a cover letter, resume, three professional references and apply here by September 27.

Time to Choose Your Benefits for 2023: Your Open Enrollment Checklist

October is just around the corner, which means the MSU Benefits Open Enrollment period (October 1-31) is about to begin for benefits-eligible employees. Please use the following checklist to help guide you through Open Enrollment and be sure to make your benefit selections for the 2023 plan year between October 1-31, 2022.

1. Determine your benefit needs

During Open Enrollment (October 1-31), you may enroll in, change or cancel coverage in the following benefits:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Flexible spending accounts (health and/or dependent care)
  • Life or accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Some voluntary benefits, including vision, legal and critical illness insurance

Make sure you review the Open Enrollment guide carefully and choose the best benefit plans for your family.

2. Complete the spouse/other eligible individual (OEI) affidavit

If you want to cover a spouse/OEI on your benefits plan, you MUST complete the affidavit online through the EBS Portal every year. Find instructions to complete the affidavit as part of Open Enrollment.

3. Review notable information for the 2023 plan year

Notable information for the 2023 plan year includes:

  • Monthly premiums for voluntary legal insurance through ARAG have increased for the 2023 plan year. Visit MSUBenefitsPlus.comto view updated rates. Find instructions to enroll, change or cancel coverage in the Open Enrollment guide.
  • Many MSU employees are now working in a remote or hybrid situation. If this includes you, please review the important guidance on health care and dental plan options in the Open Enrollment guide (see page 5) prior to enrolling in a plan.

Find all notable information on page 5 of the Open Enrollment guide.

4. Make your changes online before October 31

If you want to make changes to your benefit selections and/or cover a spouse/OEI on your benefit plans, you must participate in Open Enrollment between October 1-31 (view enrollment instructions).

5. Participate in the MSU Benefits Fair and HR Site Labs or use the online benefit provider resources

Please Note: events are subject to change at any time. Please review the most updated details on the HR website prior to attending.

  • MSU Benefits Fair: We will be having an in-person benefits fair on October 19 from Noon to 7:00 p.m. at the Breslin Student Events Center on campus. MSU benefit providers and MSU HR staff will be available to answer questions and/or help you enroll in your benefits on-site. The MSU Health Care Pharmacy will be offering flu shots during the fair by appointment only. The appointment calendar (managed by MSU Health Care Pharmacy) will close when all appointments are filled or 48 hours prior to the event.  Learn more about the fair and how to make an appointment for the flu shot.
  • HR Site Labs: MSU HR will offer site labs on October 6 (in-person and virtual) and October 31 (in-person). Consider attending if you have questions about your benefit options or need assistance with enrollment. Learn how to participate in a site lab on the HR website.

We hope this checklist is helpful as you prepare for and participate in Open Enrollment this year. You can find all the details about Open Enrollment on the HR website, including links to the appropriate benefits guide, enrollment instructions, and detailed benefits information.

Questions? We’re happy to help! We encourage you to get in touch via phone or email. Limited in-person help will be available by appointment only. Please call or email the HR Solutions Center at 517-353-4434 or SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu to make an appointment or ask a question.

Job of the Week: Research Assistant III/S

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from the College of Human Medicine for a Research Assistant (posting 811728). The College of Human Medicine is committed to educating exemplary physicians and scholars, discovering and disseminating new knowledge and providing service at home and abroad.

The Research Assistant is responsible for coordinating the NIMH-funded ROSE Scale-up Study. This study will assess the effectiveness of the ROSE postpartum depression prevention intervention. They will coordinate and manage daily operations, activities and all phases of research. They will also supervise four research assistants and coordinate their recruitment and follow up duties. For a list of all responsibilities, click here

Interested applicants should have a Master’s degree in the specific field of research employment. They should have one to three years of experience in research methodologies, writing reports, supervision, software and data interpretation. They may also need special licensing or certification in the field related to the area of employment. 

To learn more about the College of Human Medicine, visit humanmedicine.msu.edu. To apply for this position, prepare a resume, cover letter, a Diversion, Equity and Inclusion statement and apply here by September 20.

Self-Improvement Month

September is Self-Improvement Month! Self-improvement can be related to many things, whether it’s learning something new, maximizing a strength or focusing on your physical or emotional wellbeing. Celebrate this month by taking some time for yourself, growing and using these MSU resources to help get you started.

Creating and Sustaining a Positive Workplace

Take advantage of this personal development course in October. The Creating and Sustaining a Positive Workplace course will help you break the seven habits of negativity and other secrets of getting along. For more information, click here

Take a Walk Around MSU

Utilize our beautiful campus or take a stroll through the East Lansing area. Taking a walk is great exercise, but can also improve your mental and emotional well-being.

TIAA Webinar: Strategies for Staying on Track

The WorkLife Office is hosting a webinar to help you stay on track of your financial goals. This opportunity will give you tips on how to have a solid financial future even after you’ve stopped working. For more information, click here

Identify and Maximize Your Strengths

This course will teach you how to benefit most from your strengths based on your CliftonStrengths Assessment. The assessment identifies your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, so that you can discover what makes you exceptional and maximize your potential. For more information, click here

Spartan Clothing Swap

Work on your self-improvement by cleaning out your closet, helping the planet and giving back to others in the community. The Surplus Store and Recycling Center are hosting a clothing swap where you can swap your clothes in good condition with others and keep them out of the waste stream. For more information, click here

Wellbeing Wednesdays: Supporting Each Other Through the Next New Normal

The WorkLife Office and Health4U have partnered to bring you Wellbeing Wednesdays. This informal webinar will focus on how we can support each other during continued change and the importance of self-care. For more information, click here

Ready, Set, Change!

This personal development course will demonstrate how organizational change can result in better outcomes. Join this November to improve and take charge of your organizational environment. For more information, click here

Strings Sing: 2022 Music and the Garden Series

Take in the natural beauty of the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, relax, and enjoy some chamber music and jazz at the 2022 Music and the Garden Series. For more information, click here

Women’s Networking Association: All Things Women’s Health – Understanding and Taking Care of Your Body

The Women’s Networking Association will host this webinar to teach women how to best take care of and listen to their bodies. For more information, click here

The Power of Habit™

This personal development course will teach you how to replace undesirable habits with productive ones. Join us in October, and kick those bad habits for good! For more information, click here.  

Share your favorite self-improvement tips and comment below!

Job of the Week: Human Resources Manager

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from the Office of Research and Innovation for a Human Resources Manager (810356). The Office of Research and Innovation administers research funding, ensures research integrity for both students and faculty, provides grant support services, fosters collaboration, licenses university inventions and oversees regulatory compliance to support MSU’s research and creative activity. 

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for managing the administrative activities of a large complex administrative unit. They will ensure that leadership is informed in a timely manner of all critical issues that require their attention and decision-making. They will also plan, monitor and revise onboarding of new hire employees. For a list of all responsibilities, click here

Interested applicants should have a four-year degree in Human Resources or a related field. They should have three to five years of experience in accounting, management, budget preparation and database system analysis and maintenance. They should also have experience working in an educational environment.

To learn more about the Office of Research and Innovation, visit research.msu.edu. To apply for this position, prepare a cover letter, resume and three professional references and apply here by September 14.

Job of the Week: Payroll Assistant II

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from MSU Finance for a Payroll Assistant (805810). The MSU Finance department monitors the financial health of the university and provides analysis and formulation of strategies to deal with these issues. 

The Payroll Assistant is responsible for the processes and maintenance of all functions of the Academic Salary, Non-Academic Salary and hourly payrolls to meet payroll goals according to University policies and procedures. They will monitor and review reports for accuracy and timeliness and verify payroll information. They will also communicate with Human Resources and University departments to exchange information needed to resolve problems and meet deadlines. For a list of all responsibilities, click here

The ideal candidate should have an Associates degree in a business related field. They should have three to five years of experience in monitoring payroll issues. They should also have experience in spreadsheet and word processing software.

To learn more about the MSU Financial department, visit finance.msu.edu. To apply for this position, submit an application here by September 6.

Job of the Week: Communications Manager II

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from University Arts and Collections for a Communications Manager (805914). The University Collections and Arts initiatives supports units across campus including the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, the MSU Museum, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and more.

The Communications Manager is responsible for assisting in the development of a communications strategy that creates a visible presence for the arts at MSU. They will create a new media and public relations campaign that raises awareness of the arts as a key component of MSU’s educational, research and placemaking activities. For a list of all responsibilities, click here.

The ideal candidate should have a four-year degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Telecommunications, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations or a related field. They should have three to five years of experience in public and media relations. They should also have experience in communications and project management.

For more information about University Arts and Collections, click here. To apply for this position, prepare a resume and cover letter and apply here by September 6.